Born, raised and educated in Adelaide, South Australia, Dr Karen Koh attended the University of Adelaide, School of Medicine, graduating in 1995. Thereafter she undertook further training as a medical officer in various departments at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, including working in general medicine, emergency medicine and sexual health. She also was involved in skin research projects at the Flinders University.
Dr Koh was accepted into the specialist dermatology training programme in 2001. During her first year she worked in Darwin, N.T. where her focus included research into fungal infections in Aboriginal communities of the Top End. The findings from this research contributed to changes in the way such infections are treated across Australia in indigenous groups.
After completing her training in Adelaide, and being accepted as a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) in 2005, Dr Koh commenced private practice. She has served on various committees for the ACD, including trainee doctor national selection, scientific meetings, medical ethics and national examinations. She has been the Secretary and the Chairman of the S.A. Faculty of the ACD in recent years.
Dr Koh is a visiting dermatologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Women’s & Children’s Hospital, where she supervises doctors training in dermatology. She also participates in medical student teaching for the University of Adelaide and Flinders University. She regularly gives lectures for students and general practitioners about skin conditions.
Aside from her busy practice, Dr Koh is a keen amateur photographer.
Dr Koh is a general dermatologist. She specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that may affect the skin, hair and nails. These include skin cancers, psoriasis, eczema/dermatitis, acne and rosacea. Dr Koh treats both adults and children